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What does Deidre mean?

Deidre [dei-dre] as a name for girls means "broken-hearted, sorrowful". Deidre is a version of Deirdre (Irish, Gaelic): also possibly "fear".


Deidre has 2 variants: Deedre and Diedre.

Deidre has 14 more alternative forms via Deirdre: Deadra, Dede, Dedra, Dee, Deedee, Deedra, Deidra, Deidrie, Deirdra, Derdre, Didi, Diedra, Diedrey and Dierdre.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Dedre, Deide, ..

(male) Deide, Deidor, ..

How popular is Deidre?

Deidre is a very prominent first name for females (#871 out of 4276, Top 20%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name history of Deidre for girls. Deidre was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top rank of #463 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Deidre name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Deidre outside U.S.

Shown below is a comparison of the statistics of Deidre and related names. Deirdre, Deirdra, Diedra, Diedre, Dierdre, Deidra, Dedra, Dede, Dee, Deedee, Deedra and Deadra are the popular variation forms of Deidre ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Didi, are uncommon. These forms of Deidre were popular as birth names in the 1960s (median #1122), but now, forms such as Dee have become somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Deidre, Deadra, Dede, Dedra, Dee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Deedee, Deedra, Deidra, Deirdra, Deirdre in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Diedra, Diedre, Dierdre in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Deidre and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Deidre is alike in pronunciation to Didiere. Other recommended names are Andre, Daicee (see Dacey), Daile, Daira, Daisee, Daisie, Deandrea, Deane, Debbie, Debbra, Debera, Debor, Dedie, Deeane, Deetra, Deija, Deijah, Deiondra, Deitra, Delara, Delaree, Delene, Delice, Deline, Delise, Delores, Delyne, Demie, Demitra, Denese, Denise, Denisse, Denize, Dennie, Denyce, Denyse, Deonne, Deora, Deren, Derine, Desirae, Desire, Desirea, Desiree, Desiri, Desme, Desyre, Devinee, Devinne, Devra, Devri, Dextra, Deyse, Deziree, Diandre, Diane, Dido, Dinae, Dione, Dior, Dixee, Dodee, Dore, Eire, Fiore, Heide, Heidee, Jenifre (see Jennifer), Jere, Lenore, Loire, Maire, Muire and Vere. These names tend to be less frequently used than Deidre.